Pulpo Kitchen + Lounge from Brick & Mortar and Sea Worthy Team Opens in June 2024

Pulpo Kitchen + Lounge from Brick & Mortar and Sea Worthy Team Opens in June 2024

Chef Jason Ruhe and wife Hope Montgomery are opening their third restaurant in June 2024. Their first two eateries have consistently been given high marks – Brick & Mortar Kitchen + Wine Bar in downtown St. Pete, and Sea Worthy Fish + Bar in Tierra Verde have been open nine and four years respectively. The new Pulpo Kitchen & Lounge is located in the hip Grand Central District at 2147 Central Ave.

Pulpo Kitchen + Lounge will serve Latin-American inspired cuisine in an indoor-outdoor atmosphere with two full-liquor bars and live music.

The menu will include, “childhood favorites that I grew up with from my Spanish Cuban heritage”, said Ruhe. There will be raw dishes such as ceviche and crudo and the cuisine will be inspired by the cultures of Peru, Mexico and more.

Paella, grilled octopus, and grilled meat skewers are a few of the dishes.

Dylan Ruhe, Jason’s cousin is the GM and Beverage Director with Hope in charge of the wine program. Chef Marcos Bernal from Sea Worthy will be the Chef de Cuisine.

The live music and cocktails will fit the theme of the venue.


Pulpo will be open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Chef Jason Making a Giant Paella
Chef Jason Making a Giant Paella
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Pulpo Kitchen + Lounge
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  • Pulpo Kitchen + Lounge
  • Latin, Cuban, Peruvian
  • 2147 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, US

Latin-inspired menu with cuisines from Cuba, Peru, Mexico and more.

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